Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Col. Robert E. Kimmel, Sr.

Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is a little different than those I usually post. Today I would like to pay tribute to a former Mercer County, Ohio, native that recently passed away in California. Thanks to Judith for sending me Col. Robert Kimmel’s newspaper obituary. Colonel Robert E. Kimmel, Senior, USAF (retired) had a very impressive military …

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Jan 26

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 14)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944. In December 1944 he shipped out to Europe, to parts unknown, and was eventually assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. By the end of 1944 he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle …

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Jan 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Minnie C. Schaadt

This is the tombstone of Minnie C. Schaadt, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: MINNIE C. SCHAADT 1907-1931 Minnie Christina Schaadt was born 1 February 1907 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of David and Ida C. (Sealschott) Schaadt. [1] Her father was …

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Jan 19

Charles “CJ” Schumm Family, 1914

Today I am taking a little break from my dad’s WWII letters to post a nice picture postcard of the Charles “CJ” Schumm family in 1914. The photo was taken in the fall of 1914 in front of the Brumback Library in Van Wert, Ohio. In the photo postcard below is Charles “CJ” Schumm (1875-1954), …

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Jan 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Richard Carl Andrews

This is the tombstone of Richard Carl Andrews, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Richard Carl ANDREWS May 1931-Jan 1939 Richard Carl Andrews was born at home in Elkhart, Indiana, on 16 May 1931, the son of Victor Earl Jr (1906-1977) and Beatrice Alice (1908-1977) …

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